School Creates Community Fridge To Help With Food Insecurity

A school in Tennessee is doing its part to help fight food insecurity in their area. Cole Elementary School in Antioch has started a community fridge that’s open for anyone to come and take what they need.

Principal Chad Hedgepath says the fridge is a partnership with Mayor John Cooper’s office, Metro Nashville Public Schools and a medical student from Vanderbilt University. The school’s faculty and staff help to keep it stocked and community members, like a group of young girls from My Best Friends Club, also chip in to fill the fridge.

Maliah Barker, the 10-year-old co-founder of the group, says they’re happy to help and they hope other people pitch in, too. Her mom, Alisha, calls the fridge “amazing” and says she’s thrilled to help her daughter’s club give back. “We plan to help keep this operating because I don’t want it to go away,” Alisha says. “The way to keep it here is to have the community come out and help.”

Source: News Channel 5